By Leeza Etzenhouser
December 14, 2019
When I was presented with the opportunity to attend the 60th annual ATA Conference in Palm Springs I knew I had to take it. Translating is something that I’ve wanted to do for years and although, as an undergraduate student with no professional experience, I was worried I would be out of place, it was an opportunity too good to pass up. I applied for and received funding from both the CTA student sponsorship program and the MSU Denver student travel program to help finance my conference registration and the trip to Palm Springs, for which I am eternally grateful because it afforded me a great deal of professional development, openings for networking, and inspiration.